Years 6 to 8
Students in the Middle School study a range of texts, including prose (both short stories and novels), poetry, drama, and film. Other units of study focus on the newspaper, media literacy in general, mythology, and fractured fairy tales. The texts and units of study engage the students in a variety of both independent and small group learning activities in addition to teacher-directed lessons. Some involve inter-disciplinary explorations. The aims are that students should:
Assessments include written tasks involving short answer tests, written personal responses, and creative writing /creative projects, or oral tasks involving debates, group presentations, and dramatic performances.